Generation and characterisation of nano iron oxide by wire explosion process: a thermodynamic approach


Prem Ranjan
Yusuke Nakayama
L. Santhosh Kumar
R. Jayaganthan
H. Suematsu
R. Sarathi


Iron oxide (Fe>sub<2>/subsub<3>/sub<) nanoparticles were generated in a single step by wire explosion process (WEP). The influence of energy deposited to the exploding conductor and the ambient pressure on phase, size and shape of the particle were analysed. Oxygen is used as medium during wire explosion process to obtain iron oxide. The characteristics of the particles were analysed through WAXD and TEM. The thermodynamic aspects of nanoparticle formation by wire explosion process are detailed.


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Ranjan, P., Nakayama, Y., Santhosh Kumar, L., Jayaganthan, R., Suematsu, H., & Sarathi, R. (2017). Generation and characterisation of nano iron oxide by wire explosion process: a thermodynamic approach. Power Research - A Journal of CPRI, 163–170. Retrieved from


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